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The Power of Journaling

October 3, 2023

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHERE JOURNALING MIGHT TAKE YOU?Join us on Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30pm (in-person or via Zoom) for an introduction to what can be a life changing activity. Our next Womyn’s Worth program welcomes Jennifer Chauhan and focuses on the powerful and often transformative practice of journal writing.Jennifer Chauhan is a writer, educator, and Executive Director of... View Article

September is Hunger Action Month

September 14, 2023

September is Hunger Action Month and it’s also the month in which Lunch Break, the Red Bank, NJ social and food services resource center, recognizes and honors the work of its dedicated Board, volunteers and staff, as well as the incredible support of the local community, for their efforts in helping to carry out the center’s vital mission.Lunch Break relies... View Article

When Our Local Community is in Need, We’re Here.

September 13, 2023

A recent report by payment network doxoINSIGHTS shows that the average American household pays 35 percent of its income on the most important bills. These include mortgage and rent payments, utility bills, insurance costs, car payments, phone bills, and other monthly costs, according to a Patch report. This averages out to $24,557 per year nationally, Doxo’s analysis found – but... View Article

Lunch Break Seeking Muralist for Inspiring & Inclusive Community Project

September 7, 2023

Accepting Submissions Soon for Front of Building Mural!This year we are celebrating our 40 year history of providing basic needs programs free of charge to our community. During this milestone year, we will open our newly renovated building! As part of the renovations, we are seeking proposals from experienced artists to create a vibrant and meaningful mural to be prominently... View Article

Your Support Could Have Real Impact!

September 7, 2023

Since 1983, Lunch Break has continually served the food-insecurity needs of its under-employed community members, never missing a meal service even in the midst of natural disasters, government shutdowns and the COVID-19 pandemic. As current state statistics point to an increase in the need for food services, Lunch Break is ready to meet the demand, but we need your support... View Article

Fall Gala Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

September 6, 2023

Lunch Break’s annual Fall Gala is a vital fundraising effort for much of our daily operations and helps sustain food security and social service programs. This year’s event, “Celebrating the Legacy,” which takes place Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 at our community partner TillingHouse at Sun Eagles in Eatontown, is even more special as we celebrate our 40th year of community... View Article

Lunch Break’s Family Promise Program Lifts Spirits with Family Fun Days!

September 5, 2023

Lunch Break’s Family Promise tackles homelessness holistically, supporting families with fun community gatherings and more!Working with community agencies, faith-based services, churches and synagogues, Lunch Break’s Family Promise provides supportive services, financial assistance, housing solutions, and food, for families and individuals in need.In a collaborative effort, Lunch Break and Family Promise combined resources in 2021 to assist local communities in coordinating... View Article

Finances and You

August 30, 2023

“Finances and You,” the latest offering from Lunch Break’s Womyn’s Worth Speaker Series is helping community members establish financial goals. Faith Edwards, the Sept. 13th speaker, is the founder and president of 3Merge LLC, a non-profit focusing on bringing awareness to challenges minorities face in leadership positions and teaching financial literacy. Participants are invited to join either in person or... View Article

We Are Blessed With Our Volunteers

August 30, 2023

Lunch Break is blessed with volunteers who selflessly give their time and energy to help our food- and financially insecure community members. Our corporate and business partners have logged in countless hours assisting with various needs in our kitchen and dining room, warehouse, Client Choice Pantry, Clara’s Closet Clothing boutique, and at many events. Some even have volunteered to coach... View Article

Our Family Promise

August 29, 2023

Lunch Break NJ’s Family Promise program is ending homelessness. From January through July 2023, Family Promise has documented 60 current families experiencing homelessness and expects more through year’s end. Thanks to partnerships with community agencies, faith-based organizations, and volunteers, Family Promise of Monmouth County, also affiliated with the national chapter, has helped many participants acquire and maintain meaningful employment while... View Article